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Faith-based healthcare moving headquarters to downtown
APR 30, 2018

Tribe513 is expanding its faith-based healthcare business and relocating its corporate headquarters to downtown Greer. The business will be at 139 E Poinsett St., at a portion of the former Mutual Home Store.

The site will become home to 70-80 existing team members with additional growth planned over the next five years, according to the Greer Development Corporation (GDC) announcement. Tribe513 announced that it plans to open a Parkside Pediatrics location on the site later this fall, according to the GDC.

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NGU pounds King, reaches championship game
APR 30, 2018

Alex Williams was 4 for 4 with five runs batted in and three runs scored.
 

North Greenville University, ranked No. 2 in the nation, advanced to the championship series of the Conference Carolinas Championships for the second time in school history on Sunday after a dominating win, 20-1, over King University at Burlington, N.C.

NGU, 42-6, will play Mount Olive for the baseball championship Monday at noon.

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NASCAR Cup series driver Hylton, son, killed in traffic accident
APR 28, 2018

James Hylton, 83, who raced for more than half a century at NASCAR’s Cup level, died Saturday in a traffic accident after leaving Talladega Superspeedway. Hylton’s son, James “Tweety” Hylton Jr., 61, also died in the wreck, according to official reports.

 Both Hyltons lived in Inman.

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Man gets 15-year sentence for violent escape, carjacking at courthouse
APR 27, 2018

Blake Rochester, 26, pleaded guilty to common-law robbery, third-degree assault and battery and escape.
 

A Gaffney man received a 15-year prison sentence Thursday after he admitted to escaping from prison and carjacking a woman in front of the Spartanburg County Courthouse.

Blake Rochester, 26, pleaded guilty to common-law robbery, third-degree assault and battery and escape before Circuit Judge Derham Cole. The new prison sentence is consecutive to the 5-year breaking into a motor vehicle prison sentence he was serving at the time of the escape. 

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No. 2 ranked NGU wins first round tournament game
APR 27, 2018

Connor Grant had three hits and two RBIs for North Greenville in its win over Erskine.
 

North Greenville University, ranked No. 2 nationally and top-seeded in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament, beat Limestone, 12-7, Thursday in the first round at Burlington, N.C.

It’s the highest baseball ranking for NGU, 40-6 overall this season.

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How the new law could affect your rights/responsibilities on alimony
APR 25, 2018

How the new law could affect your rights/responsibilities on alimony

By MELISSA MILLER
Attorney

One of the most discussed aspects of the new tax law just passed by Congress is how it will affect both parties in regard to a divorce where alimony is an issue.  In that regard, get ready to strap your seat belts; the provisions of the tax law relating to alimony are not always clear.

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Gas prices continue to rise, no relief in sight
APR 25, 2018

The good 'ol days . . .
 

Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month.

Gas Buddy only listed three stations in Greer with a gallon of unleaded regular under $2.49.

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Clemson and Steelers great Bennie Cunningham succumbs to cancer
APR 23, 2018

Clemson and Steelers great Bennie Cunningham succumbs to cancer

Clemson and Pittsburgh Steelers great Bennie Cunningham, 63, passed away Monday morning at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he had been fighting cancer.

 A Seneca native, Cunningham played at Clemson from 1972-75 and was a two-time, first-team All-American. He was the first African-American football player to make an All-America team in school history. He was also the first African-American to win the Frank Howard Award, a Clemson athletic department honor presented to an athlete each year for “bringing honor to Clemson.”

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Delta adding more flights from GSP to New York
APR 23, 2018

Delta adding more flights from GSP to New York

More options are available to Upstate passengers traveling to New York from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

Starting July 9, Delta will add two new non-stop daily flights from GSP to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Delta offers one daily non-stop flight from GSP to LGA.

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Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS
APR 21, 2018

Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS

Greer Middle College Charter High School has named its athletic director and boys head basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kelley Bailey will be the athletic director and Jamar Armstrong, the new boys varsity coach.

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D&D Ford awards vehicle in Recycled Ride initiative
APR 21, 2018

D&D Ford awards vehicle in Recycled Ride initiative

Skip Davenport will present the keys to a refurbished car to Carlos Cabrera.

The presentation, April 27 at 10 a.m., is a part of D&D Ford’s partnership with Recycled Rides and Greer Relief and Resources Agency. Recycled Rides is a nation wide community service project where members of the National Auto Body Council repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations in need, in their communities.

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Principal, 2 administrators appointed to District Five Schools posts
APR 18, 2018

Phillip Dean is the new Principal of Reidville Elementary School, effective July 1.
 

District Five Schools have appointed two to administrative positions and named a new principal for one of its elementary schools. The District Board of Trustees approved all three moves.

• Phillip Dean is the new Principal of Reidville Elementary School, effective July 1. Current Principal, Kim Deering, will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Reidville opens a new campus in 2019-2020.

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Ideas sought today at Kids Planet planning workshop
APR 15, 2018

A community workshop is planned on Monday (April 17) between 5-8 p.m. at the Events Center at Greer City Hall to discuss the version of Kids Planet at Century Park.

 No formal presentation is planned. Residents are invited to stop by during the three-hour event to view concepts and share their ideas with City staff and members of Alta Planning + Design. 

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Ideas sought today at Kids Planet planning workshop
APR 15, 2018

A community workshop is planned on Tuesday (April 17) between 5-8 p.m. at the Events Center at Greer City Hall to discuss the version of Kids Planet at Century Park.

 No formal presentation is planned. Residents are invited to stop by during the three-hour event to view concepts and share their ideas with City staff and members of Alta Planning + Design. 

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Bishop-McIntosh team for bass fishing victory in inaugural Lions Club tournament
APR 14, 2018

When the weigh-in was completed Mark Bishop (Greer) and Andy McIntosh (Lyman) were determined winners of the inaugural Greer Centennial Lions Club bass fishing tournament at Lake Robinson.
 
 

Mark Bishop (Greer) and Andy McIntosh (Lyman) won the inaugural Greer Centennial Lions Club bass fishing tournament on Lake Robinson Saturday. Bishop and McIntosh totaled a catch of 19.34 pounds.

Randall Eubanks (Spartanburg) and Chad Powell (Wellford) caught the Big Fish – 7.22 pounds – and were second with a total weight of 18.57 pounds

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Prevatte's legacy secured with $4.1 million gift from Richardson Foundation
APR 14, 2018

Bob Prevatte is surrounded by family during announcement of $4.1 million gift.
 

The legacy of legendary Gaffney High School coach and educator Robert E. “Bob” Prevatte will have a permanent home at Limestone College, thanks to a record-breaking $4.1 million gift from the Richardson Foundation.

At a special groundbreaking ceremony held on Saturday, Limestone officials announced the “Bob Prevatte Athletic Complex” project that will expand and enhance the facilities at the Gaffney-based private liberal arts college.

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Boiling Springs FD dedicates 3 new pumpers
APR 13, 2018

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will dedicate three new pumper trucks Saturday with ceremonies at three of its fire stations.

The first truck will be dedicated at 9 a.m. at Station 12 at 2015 Hudson Road.

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Greer postal worker accused of taking gift cards from letters and packages
APR 12, 2018

Postal Service worker Tony T. Maclin, 44, of Greer has been indicted on seven counts of mail theft by an officer or employee.

The indictment does not name the post office where Maclin worked.

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41 AEDs to be strategically placed as result of Leadership Greer initiative
APR 11, 2018

41 AEDs to be strategically placed as result of Leadership Greer initiative

Forty-one AED (Automatic External Defibrillators) Units and public emergency Bleed Control Kits are being donated to the Greer community in strategic locations in high traffic areas and public city sites by the Leadership Greer 38 project.

The “In A Heartbeat” project is to make Greer a leader in preparedness in cardiac trauma, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.

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Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer
APR 10, 2018

Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer

BIN112,  a star on Greer’s Trade Street for many years, has closed.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112, will keep his companion downtown restaurant, Strip Club 104 A Steak House, at 104 E. Poinsett St., open, GreerToday.com has learned.

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